Cambridge, Mass. – Four former Harvard football standouts will be vying for active roster spots in the National Football League this week, as training camps kick off for the 2013-14 season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick '05, the longest-tenured veteran in the Ivy League, enters his ninth season in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans after spending the last four seasons with the Buffalo Bills. Last season, Fitzpatrick threw for 3,400 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Desmond Bryant '09 signed with the Cleveland Browns after playing the last four seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He finished the 2012 season with 36 tackles and four sacks in 16 games with eight starts.
Rookie Kyle Juszczyk '13 looks to make the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens' 53-man active roster after being selected in the fourth round. Juszczyk has made the transition from tight end/H-Back to fullback and finished the first NFL minicamp as the projected starter.
Kevin Murphy '12, a San Francisco practice-squad player a year ago, was given a Minnesota Vikings' training camp invite.
The NFL season begins on Sept. 5, when the Denver Broncos play host to the Ravens.
CRIMSON ON 2013 NFL TRAINING CAMP ROSTERS
Desmond Bryant - Cleveland Browns (Fifth Season)
Ryan Fitzpatrick - Tennessee Titans (Ninth Season)
Kyle Juszczyk - Baltimore Ravens (First Season)
Kevin Murphy - Minnesota Vikings (Second Season)